It is a real pleasure, as the Headteacher of The Cottesloe School, to welcome you to our website and to our school.
The Cottesloe School is a vibrant and challenging learning community. Our students benefit from highly qualified and exceptionally committed staff, who recognise the importance of creative and challenging teaching and high professional standards.
Our curriculum has carefully designed pathways to make sure it meets the needs of all our students. It provides an excellent range of options in GCSE and A Level qualifications supported by a range of vocational courses.READ MORE PROSPECTUS
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Safe Drive, Stay Alive Trip
Friday 15th November
'A Christmas Carol' Performance
Tuesday 19th November
Year 11 Mock Examinations
Wednesday 20th November
The 6 C’s are the learning habits that we are seeking to develop in all our students in the school community. This is both to make them successful learners during their time in school and as they take their place in the wider world.
Students at The Cottesloe School are specifically rewarded for demonstrating these behaviours and lessons are structured to enable them to demonstrate and progress these behaviours over time.
Teachers in the school embody these values, and during academic mentoring teachers discuss these skills with their tutees.
Since the last inspection there have been significant improvements in pupils’ progress. From different starting points the progress of pupils is strong, reflecting the improvement in teaching and higher expectations of the pupils.
Teaching has improved since the last inspection and has many significant strengths. Pupils recognise this and a group of Year 10 pupils told an inspector ‘teaching is incredible’. Teachers know pupils well and track their progress, intervening when they fall behind.
The head of sixth form monitors the progress of students and the teaching they receive. He liaises with subject leaders in good time if there are any concerns. He is committed to improving outcomes in all subjects. There has been some variation in the achievement and progress of sixth form courses in the past, although the performance gaps between subjects are closing. In particular, the few vocational course outcomes which lagged behind are now improving.
The headteacher and senior leadership team are passionate about improving the school and have successfully ensured a culture of continual improvement. They are ambitious for their pupils and this has raised expectations. They have successfully tackled the areas for improvement from the previous inspection report, for example improving pupils’ progress and achievement in mathematics
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Visit to Stewartby Power Station
11th November 2019
On Wednesday 6th November, four of our Year 13 students visited the Stewartby Power Station, one of the biggest power stations powered by landfill gas ... Read More